understood] created the mta in 1999, the voters articulated goals for the agency. the top two goals are, number one, reliable, safe, timely, frequent, and convenient transit service to all neighborhoods. and number two, a reduction in breakdowns, delays, over crowding, and preventable accidents. muni is not achieving either of those goals, in large part because of under investment in our system. investment in the maintenance of our vehicles in fixing them and keeping them in good shape and rehabilitating them and expanding that fleet needs to be muni's top priority. we recently received $6.7 million in transit performance initiative funding from the regional metropolitan transportation commission, and that money is required to be used either to increase rider ship -- increase rider ship and to improve productivity of muni's system.